College of Management and Technology
James Nichols received his BS in Computer Science from UNC-Pembroke in 2002 and then pursued and earned a Masters of Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2008. While in graduate school, he was a teaching assistant for graduate courses in Software Engineering, Software Specification, Software Testing & Verification and Human-Computer Interaction.
Since 2004, he has been teaching a diverse curriculum of online undergraduate courses for Walden University including but not limited to: Systems Software Security, Networking Planning and Maintenance, Networking Fundamentals, Information Security Techniques I, User Interface Development, Web 2.0 Systems and Applications, Systems Analysis and Systems Design.
He began as an instructor at Santa Fe College in the Spring semester of 2010 by teaching Introduction to College Computing, Introduction to Programming, the first four Cisco classes (for CCNA - Routing and Switching) and currently teaches A+ certification classes along with security classes such as Ethical Hacking and Internet Security.
He was a consultant for Risk Analysis on a NASA project in 2007. In 2009 he went to India as a lab instructor for Software Engineering for Infosys. He is CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, IT Fundamentals, Project+ certified, Healthcare IT Technician certified and earned his CCNA - Routing and Switching certification (Cisco certification)--though CCNA expired on Nov. 5, 2017.